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    Yes, Part off the base and sand the bottom. If...

    Yes, Part off the base and sand the bottom. If you like a golden tone, then start with de-waxed shellac sanding sealer. I use at least 3 coats on the inside of the bowl. Sand with 320 between coats....
  2. Thread: Walnut

    by Brian Kent
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    That is a beautiful piece. I can't see the...

    That is a beautiful piece. I can't see the numbers clearly. Is it about 30" x 30"?
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    Oh Yeeaaahhh!

    Oh Yeeaaahhh!
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    I mis-read your opening line and have been...

    I mis-read your opening line and have been thinking about how to make a bowl from a Cutting Board.
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    I would recommend a phone call to Doug Thompson....

    I would recommend a phone call to Doug Thompson. Tell him what you have and what you want to make next. He will make a recommendation. My guess is that he will recommend a great bowl gouge, with...
  6. Fantastic idea. When I went from dark walls to...

    Fantastic idea. When I went from dark walls to regular white paint, it was a huge difference. The reflective paint sounds wonderful.
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    Yes, and the sharp one will be dull tomorrow. Use...

    Yes, and the sharp one will be dull tomorrow. Use that keen edge as the standard to keep on achieving and improving. I'm sure Stuart Batty has a video out there that show how he sharpens them.
    ...
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    The thickness of your stem is fine. The only time...

    The thickness of your stem is fine. The only time I go for a really thin stem is when I am trying to push the limits of skill and see what I can do artistically. A 1/2" stem looks far better than a...
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    Here is the spot on the Nova page....

    Here is the spot on the Nova page. http://www.teknatool.com/products/chuck_accessories/SpurCenter.htm (bottom of the page)

    I bought an extra set when I got my first extra jaws and have used...
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    Grizzly also sent me a second communication and...

    Grizzly also sent me a second communication and said when the time comes they can see if any of the available shippers can do inside delivery for a little extra. I appreciate their extra effort....
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    At a turners club last year a guy had a fist full...

    At a turners club last year a guy had a fist full of tools that "might need sharpening" because they didn't work as well as they used to. He watched a bowl-turning demo and saw how quickly the guy...
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    Pushing a quarter ton up a hill

    When I got my Grizzly bandsaw (418 lbs shipping weight) and table saw (508 lbs), I gave the driver an extra 40 bucks and he wheeled the tools up to the garage. I am a few years older with a shorter,...
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    My dad made jazz drumming look a lot easier than...

    My dad made jazz drumming look a lot easier than is actually was the first time I hit a drum. But it was worth starting.
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    I tried ordering one directly from CBN, but they...

    I tried ordering one directly from CBN, but they kept on insisting I make a pledge to the 700 club.
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    Reed, we are going to count on you to buy an...

    Reed, we are going to count on you to buy an assortment of electron microscopes and find out which is the best zap for the buck.
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    Jamie, just speaking for myself here, I love...

    Jamie, just speaking for myself here, I love doing the research and getting advice, even when turners with far more experience that myself are recommending 80 / 180, or 180 / 180, or Belt sander /...
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    Good to hear. In the past I have used a belt...

    Good to hear. In the past I have used a belt sander to re-shape. Good to know that is a legit option. Maybe I'll go with another 180 instead of an 80 if the belt sander can keep doing its job.
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    That is fantastic, Steve. Congratulations! PS....

    That is fantastic, Steve. Congratulations!

    PS. A secret when you ask for advice here. If you have $1,000 to spend, begin with the words, "I need some on advice on how to spend $100." :)
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    Another CBN and Wolverine Jig question

    Do you switch your Oneway Wolverine arms from right to left?

    I am planning my move from 1 8" CBN wheel to 2. Current CBN is 180 grit. Next one probably 80 grit.

    I have kept the 2 parts of the...
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    Outboard is 18". Rebuilt price is $3,194.

    Outboard is 18".
    Rebuilt price is $3,194.
  21. Thread: Three Vases

    by Brian Kent
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    I enjoy them. Like 3 congas. I have not seen the...

    I enjoy them. Like 3 congas. I have not seen the wood before and the color is very nice.
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    I have a 6" grinder with 1 8" CBN and one 6"...

    I have a 6" grinder with 1 8" CBN and one 6" white wheel. I will soon upgrade, not to the Rikon you listed, but to the 1 hp model. It is called the 80-808. I think this power helpful/needed to run a...
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    I plan on getting a shower curtain with a nice...

    I plan on getting a shower curtain with a nice forest scene.

    My only hesitation is fumes in a fire. Would some kind of cloth be safer?
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    I use Vince's. The pattern that works best for me...

    I use Vince's. The pattern that works best for me is (80 if needed), 120-150-220-320. Then on some woods and finishes 400-600-800-1200.

    I don't move up more than 50% from the previous grit. I do...
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    Hollow forms are evil and should be avoided at...

    Hollow forms are evil and should be avoided at all costs. Some of the reasons not to avoid them are:

    1. I want to make something that has an opening under 2". For me, that was a pitcher.
    2. I...
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